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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

I'm a big fan of AE, especially seconds as they are a great price to value shoes. However, I'm not sure whether I should keep this pair. The shoes fit perfectly but there appear to be a severely deep cut on the side of the left shoe. The cut is pierced all the way through the inner linings - basically a sliced hole. You can feel the slice from the inside. 

Would this slice/hole affect the integrity of the shoe? I'm afraid rain may be able to get inside during downpours. What are your thoughts. 






Send those back. You will never be happy with them.
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Originally Posted by wgiceman View Post


Send those back. You will never be happy with them.

^This. The cut is also right at the flex point, so it's possible it might get worse down the road. If this is the case though, AE will probably swap them for you for another pair. 

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Originally Posted by partyof6 View Post

My brown cordovan Dundees arrived. The look and feel of them put me in a rustic mood, so I took some pics with my Saddleback briefcase.



beautiful work folder. Who created??
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Originally Posted by ELClodge View Post
 

I've been lurking for a while, but my recent purchase prompted me to post. Just received my Merlot McAllisters from the anniversary sale and all I can say if ooof! I have two other pairs of AE's, and haven't had any issues with either of them, but check out this medallion... does that seem problematic to anyone else? These are firsts btw.

 

That looks really sloppy to me. I'd send them back. Here's hoping someone more competent was working when they crafted the merlot McAllisters I have on the way.

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I wouldn't send those back.  No one will ever notice they're not perfect, which, by my standards, makes them perfect.

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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

Not gonna lie, purely aesthetically I like the look of walnut on navy. The problem lies with the very business formal look of a suit. At LEAST you were wearing bals, and frankly if the suit were pretty casual (in fabric, details, etc.) I actually might have liked it.

I'm curious - because I tend to be very strict in the "dark bals with suits" idea - which of these two rule-breaking scenarios is preferable?

A) walnut or bourbon bal
B) black loafer

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

You see, this is where I'm getting into personal trouble. When I start buying shoes that I don't particularly want or need just because they're on sale, I start to become Carrie from Sex and the City.

I'm at 12 pairs at the moment. If I buy another, I'll have to sneak it past my wife and also never wear it around her (she has a photographic memory). And I don't want to become THAT guy.

However, I DO need a new beater walking shoe, which gives me an excuse to buy the fugly but comfy and practical Voyager.

Not as sexy a purchase, but more necessary, and less shame-inducing.

You can buy a pair of New Balance 990 for $155. They are less expensive and at least as comfortable than the AE, if not more. The only benefit of the Voyager is to those who will think "it's leather...so it's kinda dressy...soI can wear it with my sweet biz-cas outfit of mom jeans and an oversized blazer."

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I love the dundees

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Originally Posted by Gianni Cerutti View Post


beautiful work folder. Who created??

 

Thank you, Sir. Saddleback Leather makes it: http://www.saddlebackleather.com/briefcase?sc=8&category=301406. I've only owned it for a couple weeks but am very pleased thus far.

 

I learned about Saddleback from this forum and will likely purchase more items from them in the near future. The quality of the leather and craftmanship is superb. 

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Red Danite on golden brown CXL today.

 

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Red Danite on golden brown CXL today.

 

 

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The red danite looks good with the upper. Nice socks, too!

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Originally Posted by colonelk2 View Post

Well guys, I dun goofed.

I didn't like the caramel skin colored color of my boarhide chukkas, so I took some dark brown polish to em.

I suck at polishing and thus there are uneven patches and places where it hasnt polished.

Any tips? Does this new brown color look like crap? Can i possibly remove the polish?



It seems no one wants to tackle this so I will. I made a similar mistake with my Walnut strands. I got the bright idea to try to burnish the toes with a darker polish. Nevermind that I've never done anything like that before. How hard can it be, right? Well they ended up looking like junk. I went ahead and did the other shoe the same way to get some uniformity and then I took them straight to the shoe repair shop and asked them to strip the polish and then republish the shoe for me. They came back darker than when I started but the polish was evened out. I think I could have done the same thing using some chemicals but I'd rather have someone that is more familiar with taking polish off. With that said, I would take these shoes to a repair shop and allow them to try and even out the colors. But you need to prepared that the shoes will be darker than when you purchase them.
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Originally Posted by pomofo View Post
 

 

What are those chili shoes? I've got a pair of Chili Hampsteads already, but those look really nice.

 

That is the Winhall...was one of my first pairs of AE's. Great shoe that is going to get worn a ton this summer...Winhall Chili, Boca Raton walnut, Strawfut brown/linen, and a bunch of Sebago/Sperry fun colored boat shoes will be most of what I wear this summer.

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

Red Danite on golden brown CXL today.

 

 

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Well done, sir.

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Originally Posted by pomofo View Post

What are those chili shoes? I've got a pair of Chili Hampsteads already, but those look really nice.

As Kahuna stated, those are the Winhall. I have the Chili Winhall and really like that shoe.

Chris
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Originally Posted by colonelk2 View Post
 

Well guys, I dun goofed.

 

I didn't like the caramel skin colored color of my boarhide chukkas, so I took some dark brown polish to em.

 

I suck at polishing and thus there are uneven patches and places where it hasnt polished.


Any tips? Does this new brown color look like crap? Can i possibly remove the polish?
 

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In all honesty it just looks like you did not take your time - What type of polish did you use? Also did you clean them really well with Renomat? Having very little experience in shoe coloring(I did one pair) but based on all the different creams and polishes I have and my artistic background. I would have reno-matted the shoes really well let dry for a day or so reno-matt again let dry. Then I would have hit them with tiny amounts of brown Cordovan cream as from what I gather that has the highest pigment levels. You would want to do this in many layers over many days no way to do proper in one sitting IMHO. 

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